In the the fourth session of the FIBS Focus Business & Human Rights training you will learn
- The trends and tools that are currently shaping best practice for human rights reporting
- What is expected of a company’s human rights reporting and how can your company demonstrate that it respects human rights?
- How should a company report on its most salient human rights risks?
- About the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework
As previous years, FIBS and Enact Sustainable Strategies will take active participation in the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights not only as individuals and representatives of our organisations. Three days of plenary sessions, round table discussions, a-ha moments during coffee breaks and conversations at dinners awaits us in Geneva. During this session we offer you a buffet of bite-sized highlights.
We will summarise and present some of the important topics covered and some of the main issues in focus during this year’s Forum. Furthermore, members that attended the Forum will share their experiences and reflections in a structured manner and you will have the possibility to ask questions.
During the very last session of FIBS Focus group on business and human rights for 2019, we will provide you with an inspirational session at which we will explore the connections and struggles, if any, between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Human rights agenda.
In the aftermath of the endorsement of the SDGs John Ruggie cautioned that the SDGs will detract attention from the corporate responsibility to respect human rights and the risk that companies rather focus on “doing good” than on doing no harm. Is there still a tension, and how do the SDGs align with the UNGPs? How can companies work with both?
10.00 Registration, coffee and breakfast
10.15 Reporting and communication about human rights: Understanding the UNGP requirements and international frameworks for human rights reportint, Sandra Atler & Thomas Trier Hansen
News from Geneva: a quick update from the Human Rights Forum, Sandra Atler
The SDGs and human rights – exploring the connections
16.00 Session ends
Members sign up for a year to attend all 4 sessions included in this Focus group. The sessions are structured around three main elements: training, inspiration and sharing as well as networking opportunities. Two sessions will be organized during the spring and two in the autumn:
- 20.2. Why an organization such as yours should work strategically, and with a systematic approach to human rights
- 29.5. What works in integrating human rights into company operations and how to best ensure human rights due diligence is being carried out attentively
- 11.9. How to manage a human rights crisis and how to avoid such crisis with diligent supply chain management
- 3.12. Trends and tools that are currently shaping best practice for human rights reporting, and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Human rights agenda
Sandra Atler is a human rights lawyer and an internationally recognized expert on business and human rights. She has supported companies across the globe and across various industries to understand and manage human rights risks and also has extensive experience working as a human rights advocate in civil society. Sandra was part of Professor John Ruggie’s team in the development of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Today Sandra is Director of the Human Rights and Business Practice Group, established by Enact in 2015.
Miira Kokkonen, 044 367 3632, miira.kokkonen(at)fibsry.fi